Problems installing the IR Probe on the Duet Ethernet



  • Problems installing the IR Probe on the Duet Ethernet V 1.04 in analog mode

    1.) My IR Probe blinks only 2 x after switching on the printer -> Digital Mode
    (even if board is only powered via USB)

    This seems to be the real problem, because according to the description *) it should blink 4 times.
    In other words:
    I can't get the IR sample to work in Analaog mode on Duet Ethernet.

    2.a) Test on laboratory power supply with 3.3V with open "out" output at the sensor lets it blink 4 times -> Analog Mode

    2.b) Additional pull-up resistance 33k between "out" and "vcc" causes the sensor to flash 2 x -> Digital Mode

    Under condition 2.a) I do not get a linear output signal depending on the distance. Only 3 values for the distance/voltage:
    0V far away (LED off),
    1.5V approached (LED off),
    1.7V very close (LED on)
    But this seems to be the function of the module in analog mode. Or am I mistaken here ?

    This is also reflected in the printer. Also with M558 P1 I get only the values 0 or 1000 according to the digital mode.

    Cable connections:

    IR Probe / Duet Ethernet (Z Probe Connector)
    GND / GND
    VCC / +3.3V
    out / Z Probe In

    At first I thought my IR sample was defective.
    My second one (ordered because of suspected defect) behaves like the first one.

    I also made a 2nd connection cable from the IR Probe to the Duet Ethernet. This and the previous one I measured for errors at the contacts. But I can't see any error here either (e.g. contact from GND).

    Where is my thinking error, please help me.

    *)
    https://miscsolutions.wordpress.com/mini-height-sensor-board/


  • administrators

    Please make quite sure you have selected probe type P1 in the M558 command in config.g; so that when you power up the Duet, the internal pullup resistor is disabled. Setting it to P1 later won't have the same effect, because the IR sensor only checks for the pullup resistor once, about 4 seconds after power up.



  • Many thanks for the tip 🙂
    That was the mistake.



  • i have the same issue. ...

    ; Z-Probe
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    M558 P1 H5 F120 T6000 ; Set Z probe type to modulated and the dive height + speeds
    G31 P500 X0 Y0 Z1.0 ; Set Z probe trigger value, offset and trigger height
    M557 X40:260 Y40:260 S42.5 ; Define mesh grid

    this is Cartesian duet wifi 2.0
    please help???



  • it seems to just light up one time when i plug in usb.



  • guess no reply means tuff _____.


  • administrators

    @mikeb said in Problems installing the IR Probe on the Duet Ethernet:

    it seems to just light up one time when i plug in usb.

    Do you mean that the LED on the IR sensor flashes once, or lights up and stays lit? How bright is it? A continuous dimly-lit LED on the IR sensor means that it isn't getting the Vcc supply.



  • it looks normal brightness. it lights up once and then goes off. never lights up again. been over everything ten times. now z motors just buzz. getting discuraged. spent all this money...



  • Could you upload a few photos showing how you have it wired? (the connectors at each end of the cable)



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  • Looks like you wires are connected to Duet incorrectly. Red wire (+3.3v) should be where your green (or is it blue) wire is, next pin should be free, then ground (black one) and finally closest to Paneldue connector should be green wire. Or to make it simple, you have to turn your connector 180 degrees.



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  • @mikeb guess e3d messed up.



  • @aidar i thank you very much !



  • you fixed me bud. i owe you one! thanks again!



  • I have to say that David's mini IR module is the best height sensor to use with the duet board. I am getting the most accurate readings..



  • @blv how is your bed setup? PICS?
    and i agree is does seem to be accurate but i have much to learn...


  • administrators

    @blv said in Problems installing the IR Probe on the Duet Ethernet:

    I have to say that David's mini IR module is the best height sensor to use with the duet board. I am getting the most accurate readings..

    Thanks! But in fairness, there are some surfaces that it doesn't work well with, e.g. glass with a coating of glue stick or hairspray on top.



  • @dc42 yes i have read about this. i bought black paper build surface that it seems to work well with. im fighting z axes shutter right now... no printing at all.


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